Public health alerts issued in Sydney after two doctors test positive for COVID-19
13 October 2020, Written by David Simmons
NSW Health has issued several public health alerts overnight after two doctors that worked at a medical clinic in Lakemba tested positive for COVID-19.
Both cases worked at the A2Z Medical Clinic in Lakemba, forcing all staff at the clinic into isolation and sparking a contract tracing flurry for NSW Health.
NSW Health is in the process of contacting everyone considered to be a close contact of the two cases, both of which are connected to a previously reported case who attended Lakemba Radiology.
According to health authorities, anyone who attended A2Z Medical Clinic at the following times should self-isolate for 14 days and get tested if symptoms occur.
Some people will be managed as close contacts and NSW Health will contact everyone directly to provide tailored advice depending on their exposure.
The patient that is a confirmed COVID-19 case also attended Isra Medical Practice in Lakemba, and anyone who attended the venue on Monday, 5 October between 7.15pm to 7.40pm is considered a casual contact.
NSW Health has also advised that previously reported cases attended the Ingleburn Hotel on Sunday, 4 October from 3-6pm:
Authorities also say those who used the following train services at the specified times are also considered a casual contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case:
Earlier yesterday evening NSW Health announced anyone who attended the Ali Dine Inn and Take Away Lakemba on Friday 9 October, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm is considered a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case and must isolate for 14 days.
NSW reported six new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, including one new locally acquired case.
Updated at 9.34am AEDT on 13 October 2020.
Author: David Simmons